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South African Constitution 1996

The adoption of the South African Constitution on 8 May 1996 was one of the turning points in the history of the struggle for democracy in this country... read more
The draft new constitution set out the new dispensation: a tricameral parliament, a state president with extended powers, and a president... read more
Lived off the environment The earliest hunter-gatherers in southern Africa were the San people. They mostly survived by hunting Gemsbok... read more
While the tricameral parliament was designed to co-opt Coloureds and Indians and to bring a renewed legitimacy to the Apartheid regime,... read more
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Origins One of the defining moments in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa was the Sharpeville Massacre and its... read more
From European to "Africaander” The modern Afrikaner is descended mainly from Western Europeans who settled on the southern tip... read more
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On 30 March 1960, Philip Kgosana led a Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) march of between 30.000-50.000 protestors from Langa and Nyanga to the... read more
SALDRU's press clipping collection was invaluable in researching South Africa's transition to democracy...Reading through the... read more
This article was written by Jerry Saena and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract: Ruth... read more
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The South African Students Movement (SASM) an organisation of mainly high school students was formed to represent students, articulate... read more
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Political Organisations African National Congress (ANC) Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) South African Coloured People Organisation (SACPO)... read more
When the Union of South Africa was established in 1910, there was already a foundation for pass system. However, over time men and women... read more
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Following the South West Africa People’s Organisation’s (SWAPO) consultative congress in 1969-70 in Tanzania, SWAPO wanted to... read more
This article was written by Meghan Knapp and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Abstract The... read more
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During the Apartheid period, women were prominent in almost all areas of protest. Of all the campaigns in that women were involved, the... read more
South Africa has early human fossils at Sterkfontein and other sites. The first modern inhabitants of the country were the hunter-gatherer... read more
Ngxobongwana who had been chairman of the WCCA in 1984, was arrested in early 1985 under security legislation. After his release he was... read more
Date strike began Factory Demand 9 January 1973 Coronation Brick and Tile Factory Increase in the minimum wage from R8.97... read more
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As Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans for many centuries the maps that were created were by and large grossly inaccurate. They are... read more
The 1973 August TUCSA conference marked an important opportunity for the Council to become a representative worker organisation.  A... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 6) A Spiral of Trials In the arrests, indictments and trials... read more
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The Black People’s Convention (BPC) was an umbrella organisation of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM). BCM had its origins in... read more

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